Flame Effigy Reviews: Moonbeam City, Quest for Aquatica!

Moonbeam City

Every 11 seconds in moonbeam city, 10,000 people get shot. 8,000 get stabbed, and a ludicrous number of people get shot by a knife fired from a gun. There might be even more, but a lot of the victims are statisticians.

But none of that matters, because it’s the birthday of  Moonbeam City’s number one policeman, Dazzle Novak!

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Acts of Terrorism – Let’s Talk Star Wars

Acts of Terrorism – Let’s Talk Star Wars

Okay, kiddos, I’m taking a break from talking games and game design for something new. Well, sorta. Last week I went into Star Wars nerd mode and detailed why Konami is terrible at adapting it; this week I’ll talk about how Disney might be terrible at adapting it. Star Wars means a lot to me, as it does to a lot of people, so with The Force Awakens coming, now seems like a perfect chance to talk about it. Continue reading

Acts of Terrorism – When is flattery unflattering?

Acts of Terrorism – When is flattery unflattering?

I had initially planned to delve into more discussion about the design process and power levels in the coming weeks, but you know what they say about plans: they exist to be ruined. Okay, nobody says that, but it sounds like something they should. You see, Yu-Gi-Oh‘s been subject to this particular topic for years, and it is something I eventually planned to discuss, but recent card reveals have compelled me to talk about it now. Hello, and welcome to another Acts of Terrorism. Strap yourselves in and get ready for the cool, cool jivey insight of the king. Continue reading

Tesla Reviews – Assassination Classroom

Tesla Reviews – Assassination Classroom

This is a manga where a tentacle monster becomes the teacher of a junior high class. No, it’s not a horrific, barely-legal hentai – it’s an upbeat, action shonen manga!

Assassination Classroom is a manga I first looked at because it had an interesting-sounding title, and I am glad I did.

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Acts of Terrorism – Power Creep

Acts of Terrorism – Power Creep

Ladies, gentlemen, thy king doth come. Hello and welcome to another Acts of Terrorism, the column where I, Terrorking, speak about concepts, themes, theories and all that other artsy (but also often times mechanical) junk “nobody” else cares too much about. The “nobody” is in quotations because a lot of content creators actually think nobody cares about this stuff. Sidetracking aside, this column is perhaps the first I should’ve done since it is at the very core of most of my game design theories and complaints Continue reading

Flame Effigy Reviews: Moonbeam City, The Strike Visualizer Strikes Again!

Moonbeam City

Moonbeam City didn’t air last week, along with South Park not airing. I’m not sure why exactly they didn’t air, but I’ll pretend it’s because they didn’t want to go up against AHS: Hotel’s premiere, which I may get to reviewing later. Luckily, this gives me the chance to catch up on the Moonbeam City reviews, and be primed and ready for Episode 4.

The Strike Visualizer Strikes Again feels like a step forward for the show, as it went in a slightly different direction than the previous two. Dazzle actually participated in police work (kinda), and Rad got to hang out with him and Chrysalis. Pair this with an absurd and specific premise, and you got yourself a very solid episode.

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